New minimum wage: Nasarawa gov-elect lauds Buhari, pledges implementation
Nasarawa state governor- Elect, Engr. Abdulahi Audu Sule, on Friday, applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the 30,000 minimum Wage Bill into Law and pledged to implement it in Nasarawa state after he is sworn in as governor.
This was contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Sanusi Aliyu, media aide to the Governor-Elect and made available to newsmen in Lafia on Friday.
President Buhari on Thursday signed the Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-enactment Bill 2019 into law.
Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate) disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to the statement, the signing of the new minimum wage bill into law by the president is a ‘new dawn’ for workers and shows that the president is willing to take every necessary step to motivate them.
“His Excellency, Governor-Elect of Nasarawa state, Engr. Abdullahi Sule wishes to commend President Buhari for signing the New Minimum Wage Bill into Law.
“The act is a testament to the fact that our patriotic and beloved President prioritizes the welfare of Nigerian workers and is always ready to ensure the right conditions are in place for them.
“This step will not only go a long way in assisting workers in meeting certain needs but will also strengthen the relationship between employers and employees and motivate improved productivity,” says the statement.
The statement, however, added that the incoming governor will follow in the footsteps of the president by implementing the new wage structure for workers in the state.
“This is an opportunity to reassure workers in the state that Nasarawa state will also enjoy the new minimum wage signed into law by the President. Other welfare issues, pensions, gratuities and so on will be adequately attended to.
” Workers should take advantage of this gesture by redoubling their efforts towards achieving our collective goals and making Nigeria a better place for all,’’ the statement added.